Looking for ways to add more whole grains into your diet? Use our Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice to make this rice pilaf with shiitake mushrooms recipe. The perfect addition to making your next meal nutritious and great tasting! Made with a few fresh ingredients, this rice pilaf may seem simple at first glance – but don’t let that fool you. It’s assorted list of ingredients gives this recipe an incredible taste that will keep you coming back for seconds – and thirds.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.
Add mushrooms, asparagus and garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
Add rice, nuts, green onions, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended and heated thoroughly.
Serve garnished with additional lemon zest, if desired.
Although easy to make, the complexity of this recipe will be discovered once you take that first bite. Sautéed shiitakes and asparagus come together pleasantly with the taste of nutty roasted pine nuts, freshly grated lemon zest, and slightly sweet green onions and garlic.
Like the idea of an added nutty flavor? First, melt butter or oil and toast the rice before letting it simmer in liquid.
Want some cheese – please? Add a little grated parmesan to the top of this recipe and add a little extra salty, cheesiness to this veggie-forward pilaf.